Weekend box office news… Miley Cyrus stalker showed up at her house… Nick Cannon gets a $10M insurance policy… US Women’s Olympic Basketball Team… and Howard University Revokes Sean Combs’ Honorary Doctorate…

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Bad Boys: Ride or Die gave a much-needed boost to the box office this weekend. Early predictions had it opening at $40M domestically, but it ended up taking in $56M! Worldwide, the movie earned $104.6M, which covers its reported $100M production budget. But how much do they have to earn to cover its promotion budget because this thing is EVERYWHERE! Will Smith and Martin Lawrence better enjoy this while it lasts because next weekend is the debut of the highly-anticipated, extremely-hyped, and heavily-promoted Inside Out 2. But back to this weekend….The Garfield Movie enjoyed one week in the top spot before falling back down to second with $10M. That was followed by IF with $8M. Ishana Night Shyamalan’s The Watchers starring Dakota Fanning debuted with $7M, with Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes rounding out the top five with another $5.4M.

Fifty-two-year-old Alexander Kardalian reportedly has been harassing and stalking Miley Cyrus for the past 6 years. And he just got arrested again for showing up at her home in LA, hoping to give her a teddy bear. Thankfully, she wasn’t home, but her security WAS. This is the third time since September that Kardalian has shown up at Miley’s house and they recognized him immediately. They held him until until police arrived and arrested him on a misdemeanor for violating a restraining order Miley has against him. Now the LAPD Threat Management unit has launched an investigation into the situation.

Nick Cannon claims that he’s taken out a $10M insurance policy on his manhood. In a statement, Nick said, “I’m doubling down on these valuable b**** and my future kids.” FUTURE KIDS???? Nick has so far fathered 12 children with 6 different women — 13-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe with Mariah Carey; 7-year-old Golden Sagon, 3-year-old Powerful Queen and 19-month-old Rise Messiah with Brittany Bell; 2-year-old twin boys Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir; 1-year-old Beautiful Zeppelin with Abby De La Rosa; 1-year-old Legendary Love with Bre Tiesi; 1-year-old Onyx Ice with LaNisha Cole; and 1-year-old Halo Marie with Alyssa Scott, with whom Nick also shared baby Zen, who died of brain cancer in 2021. Last year, it was reported that Nick shells out more than $3M per year in child support.

The WNBA Season is taking a break July 21-Aug. 14 for the Olympic games in Paris, where the USA Women’s Basketball team will compete for their 8th consecutive gold medal. This year’s roster includes Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury…Ariel Atkins and Shakira Austin from the Washington Mystics…From the Vegas Aces, Chelsea Gray, A’ja Wilson, Jackie Young and Kelsey Plum… Rhyne Howard from the Atlanta Dream … the Seattle Storm’s Jewell Loyd … the New York Liberty’s Sabrina Ionescu and Breanna Stewart. And representing the Indiana Fever will be Aliyah Boston…..and that’s it. Caitlin Clark was not selected for the Olympic team roster. But Caitlin told the Indy Star that she has “no disappointment” about not making the team. She said, “I think it just gives me something to work for. That’s a dream — hopefully one day I can be there. I think it’s a little more motivation … hopefully when four years comes back around, I can be there.” The next Summer Olympics are set to be held in Los Angeles in 2028.

Back in the day, Sean “Diddy” Combs was a business major at Howard University, but he bailed after his second year. In 2014, Howard awarded their former student with an honorary doctorate in humanities and Diddy even delivered that year’s commencement address. Now Howard’s board of trustees has voted unanimously to revoke Diddy’s honorary degree. In a statement, the board said, “Mr. Combs’ behavior as captured in a recently released video is so fundamentally incompatible with Howard University’s core values and beliefs that he is deemed no longer worthy to hold the institution’s highest honor.” Not only is Howard taking back his honorary doctorate, they’re sending back the $1M Diddy donated at the time. They’re also terminating a $1M pledge agreement from the Sean Combs Foundation.


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